Useful Hotlines

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Compassionate Friends

  • Chapter Locator
  • Online Support (weekly, moderated, live chat support groups,
    specific groups for parents/grandparents/siblings, bereaved
    less than two years, bereaved more than two years, no
    surviving children, pregnancy and infant loss, and survivors of
  • Closed Facebook Groups for specific types of loss (child, step-
    child, grandchild, sibling, suicide, substance use, homicide,
    drunk driving, cancer, special needs child, long-term illness,
    infant and toddler, only child/all children, miscarriage/stillbirth,
    mental illness):
  • Phone: 1-877-969-0010
  • Website

Disaster Distress Hotline

  • Phone: 1-800-985-5990
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing: 1-800-846-8517
  • Text (English, within U.S.): TalkWithUs to 66746
  • Text (Spanish, within U.S.): Hablanos to 66746
  • Text (Spanish, Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands): Hablanos to 1-212-461-4635
  • Text (Spanish, American Samoa, Guam, Palau, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia): Hablanos to 1-206-430-1097
  • Text (English, any U.S. Territory): TalkWithUs to 1-212-461-4635


DoD Safe Helpline (operated by RAINN)

  • Phone: 1-877-995-5247 Hours: 24/7 Info by Text:
  • Text your zip code or installation/base name to 55-247 (in the U.S.) or 1-202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.), and they will text youback with contact information for the nearest civilian or DoD
    sexual assault service provider. Message and data rates may apply.
  • Safe HelpRoom: A place for survivors to chat with and support each other online. Safe, moderated and open 24/7
  • Self-Care App: Survivors can create a customized self-care planand access recommended exercises and resources
  • Online Helpline
  • Service Area: International

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Help Center

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Talkline

  • Phone: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
  • Hours: Monday-Friday from 4pm-12am, EST; Saturday from 12-5pm, EST
  • Ages Served: Teens and young adults up to age 25

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline

  • Phone: 1-888-843-4564
  • Hours: Monday-Friday from 4pm-12am, EST; Saturday from 12-5pm, EST
  • Ages Served: All ages

GLBT Online Peer Support Chat

  • Hours: Monday-Friday from 4pm-12am, EST; Saturday from 12-5pm, EST
  • Ages Served: All ages

Trans Teens Online Talk Group

  • Hours: Wednesdays from 7-9pm, EST
  • Ages Served: 12-19-year-old

LGBT National Senior Hotline:

  • Phone: 888-234-7243

Love Is Respect (formerly known as the National Dating Abuse Helpline)

• Phone: 1-866-331-9474
• Text: 22522 (Message and Data rates apply)
• Online Chat
• Hours: 24/7 (Phone, text and chat)


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

National Center for Victims of Crime Advocates National VictimConnect

  • Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:30am-6:30pm, EST

Connect Directory

Stalking Resource Center

National Council on Problem Gambling


National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Eating Disorder Association

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

  • Phone: 1-888-373-7888 Hours: 24/7
  • Online tip reporting form (anonymous): (report information about
    a potential trafficking situation, not for use to report missing
    children or child pornography)
  • Website

National Runaway Safeline

National Sexual Assault Hotline

  • Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

  • Phone: 800-772-7227

Pennsylvania Support and Referral Helpline

  • 1-855-284-2494

RAINN–Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network

S.A.F.E. Self-injury (Information only)

  • Phone: 1-800-366-8288

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

  • Phone: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • Hours: 24/7
  • TTY: 1-800-487-4889

Trevor Lifeline

Trans Lifeline Hotline

  • Phone: 1-877-565-8860 (United States);
  • Website


Other Notable Resources